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    Toishi Ohishi, anyone know anything about these?

    I have recently been broadening my horizon, and find myself shaving with a kamisori razor, and getting into woodworking. Both of these takes alot of sharpening, and I found a local supplier selling Lie Nielsen planes, and Toishi Ohishi waterstones. Lie Nielsen is considered amount the best planes money can buy, and they recommend Toishi Ohishi for all their tools. I'm in Norway, and a huge cost for me is shipping and customs, so a 100$ sharpeningstone can almost double in cost by the time it reaches me.

    So, getting these stones locally, seems like a very good deal. They seem to be well known with woodworker, for sharpening chisels and planes, and I also see they are used for razors. I dont know these at all, but I was hopeing someone here could tell me something about these. I would like something that can be used for all my sharpening needs, knives, tools and razors.

    So, have anyone heard of these stones, and would care to share their opinion on them?


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    Don't know the stones, but if you're absolutely hellbent on getting these: www.cleancut.se sells them. At good prices too.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hanzo View Post
    Lie Nielsen is considered amount the best planes money can buy
    Lie Nielsen makes money by making gullible amateur woodworkers believe they need a $400 plane to make a quality piece of whatever. They're a bunch of con artists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PalmRoyale View Post
    Lie Nielsen makes money by making gullible amateur woodworkers believe they need a $400 plane to make a quality piece of whatever. They're a bunch of con artists.
    PalmRoyale you're a straight shooter and I dig that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StonedEdge View Post
    PalmRoyale you're a straight shooter and I dig that.
    Me too but his avatar gives me nightmares. Lol.
    -Kit

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    22 years of experience as a shipwright has taught me a thing or 2 about hand tools

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    Well, that leaves me with two things

    1: What type plane to you recommend
    2: what 10k stone should I get for my razor and knives if the Toshi is overprices

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    "Me too but his avatar gives me nightmares."

    +!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hanzo View Post
    Well, that leaves me with two things

    1: What type plane to you recommend
    2: what 10k stone should I get for my razor and knives if the Toshi is overprices
    1: Preferable an old Record or Stanley from before the 1960. I have a Record #3 from 1956 that I bought on ebay for 45 pounds. I cleaned it up, flattened the frog and sole, put a Veritas PM-V11 blade in it (yes, PM-V11 is worth the money) and it's a great performer that will do anything an overpriced and overweight Lie Nielsen will do.
    2: I don't know anything about those stones. I just know Lie Nielsen makes overpriced tools that will never make you a better woodworker.

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    Here's a pic of my all time favourite hand plane. My old Record #3 from 1956 with a knob and modified handle I made for it. I've never liked the standard forward leaning handle with the exaggerated curve. It does everything a Lie Nielsen does at a fraction of the cost.

    Why? Because tool porn



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